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Cessna 320 Skynight Model Airplane


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Cessna 320 Skynight Model Airplane

Item#: 60184

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Wing Span: 16.04"
Length: 13.77"

Manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company


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Cessna 320 Skynight Model Airplane

Factory Direct Models, the world leading manufacturer of Model Aircraft, brings to you this Cessna 320 Skynight Airplane. This Cessna 320 Skynight Model Airplane was hand crafted using the finest Philippine Mahogany and sealed to last for generations. Working with our blueprints and library of reference material as well as the Customer's photographs, Factory Direct Models master artisans created this famous airplane into an amazing one of a kind detailed display model.

This Cessna 320 Skynight Airplane Model comes with a detachable stand a Personalized inscription plaque and a laminated Cessna logo that adds beauty to this collectible masterpiece.

Cessna 320 Skynight History:

The Cessna 320 Skyknight was developed from the 310F, which featured turbocharged TSIO-470-B engines and a fourth cabin side-window. The Skyknight was in production between 1961 and 1969 (the 320E was named the Executive Skyknight), when it was replaced by the similar Turbo 310.[1]

The 310G introduced the 'stabilatip' tip tanks, while the 310K replaced the rear two windows with a single unit. Subsequent developments include the 310Q and turbocharged T310Q with redesigned rear cabin with a skylight window, and the final 310R and T310R, identifiable for their lengthened noses. Production ended in 1980.[1]

Over the years there were several modifications to the 310 to improve performance. Noted aircraft engineer Jack Riley produced 2 variants. The Riley Rocket 310 and the Riley Turbostream 310. Only seven of the latter modifications took place and the Riley Turbostream is perhaps the highest performance civilian piston light twin in existence. Riley replaced the standard Continental 310HP engines with Lycoming TIO540 350HP engines. These turbo-charged intercooled engines were installed with 3 blade Hartzell propellers in a counter-rotating configuration to further increase performance and single engine safety. At 5400 lb. gross weight the aircraft had a weight to power ratio of 7.71 lb. per horsepower. This resulted in a cruising speed of 260 knots at 18,000 feet and a rate of climb 3,000FPM.